By Bryan Peach.
Man's two basic instincts are to mate, and to hunt. The need to provide food has been man's eeriest occupation where he was first a gatherer, and then with sharpened sticks and stone tools, he became not only a gatherer of food, but also a hunter.
Until the coming of white man, larger crocodiles remained untouched and their only enemies would be other large crocodiles protecting their territory and their females during the mating season. With white settlement came cattle, horses, pigs, sheep and dogs, all of which were to become prey to these large and voracious reptiles.
I'm Bryan Peach, the author of Crocodile Men. My purpose in writing Crocodile Men was to record a moment in history; the lives and adventures of the crocodile hunters in Australia from 1945 until 1972 when the crocodiles became protected by the Government of the day.
This was an era in Australian history that in all probability, will never happen again; and since many of the hunters are of an age now that their stories could be lost forever unless they are recorded for perpetuity.
Crocodile Men is an exciting story of those who engaged in an occupation of adventure and danger to become the few to be called 'crocodile hunter'.
Crocodile Men is available for purchase, along with 5 other exciting hunting titles from other authors. "Henry let out a bellow as he woke with the huge croc leaning over him. The smell of its foul breath had aroused him from a deep sleep.."
320 pages with some 160 historical photograghs, cartoons and drawings A book for all ages and a factual account of the crocodile hunters of Australia.
Dimensions: A4 size Hard Back book with dust cover picture printed on hard cover of book also Wt 1.5 kilos